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Giving Up

Thursday, February 16, 2017

I thought I might as well give up because I was so tired of starting and quitting over and over again. Of course I want instant results, but I recognize that is an unrealistic expectation. I am tired of shedding tears over my lack of weight loss results. I don't like reaching out for help because I'm downright embarrassed, and it also seems like it's difficult to get people to give the kind of help I feel like I need. I've been feeling so overwhelmed and discouraged. I did share my thoughts with my sister about a week ago, and she told me to just start small. Commit to one thing, not multiple things. I feel like I have so much going on, but I know that she is right. I've committed to working out 15 minutes per day. I am almost one week into my commitment, so I have not given up. If I give up, I believe it would mean something horrible. I already struggle with simple things, but I don't want to lose my mobility. I don't want obesity to cause me to lose my life. I want to be around for my husband and my son, and I want to be around to experience life. There is still some fight left in me, so I am here, continuing on this journey.

Cresha

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  • ALADY2BE
    Success is not initially accomplished in days, weeks, or months. Success is in each moment that you make the choice to love yourself more. When you walk instead of sitting, that's successful moment. When you dance instead of watching, that's a successful moment. When you select a farther parking space and purposefully walk each aisle in the grocery store, that's a successful moment. And you're less likely to forget anything (smile). When you eat one slice of pizza or cake instead of 2 or 3, that's a successful moment. When you drink your first bottle of water upon waking, that's a successful moment. Without stressing yourself, strive for successful moments, that turn into successful days, weeks, and months & before you know it you'll be where you want to be . .And if you have a moment where you feel like giving up, see it as a moment and in the next moment tell yourself that giving up is not an option and press on to the next moment.
    1384 days ago
  • CRESHA20
    I thank you all so much for your encouraging words. I cannot wait to be successful on this journey.
    1385 days ago
  • RAC1973
    Don't give up you are on the right track. Once you start with the small changes you will want to start adding more. You can do this!
    1385 days ago
  • FATJERK
    Don't give up, I quit smoking 20 times till It finally Worked. Now the food thing.
    1385 days ago
  • OHHHCHELLE
    Bare in mind that if you give up you will never change for the better, only possibly for the worse.
    Take your sister's advice. "Start small", build consistency and increase when you're ready.
    We're all here for you when you need support.
    Never stop. Never give up.

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    1385 days ago
  • LAURCAM13
    That's all it takes is 1 small commitment, start with the 1 it'll get easier...and keep Sparking on!!! We've all been there, & we're here for you!!
    1385 days ago
  • JONIBUSHELL
    Don't give up, you can do this!!!
    1385 days ago
  • SUMMERFODRIE
    I'm OK with only a, cause I feel better! Eating and moving are wonderful meds! You keep going one step at a time and you will to! Don't give up! I'm not!!
    1385 days ago
  • BRANDI1809
    Never give up starting again, one day you will turn around & see that you have reached your goal of a healthy lighter self.
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    1385 days ago
  • KACEYSW
    You are so worth doing this!
    1385 days ago
  • SUMMERFODRIE
    At the first of the month I had my yrly physical! I was 238 bls, high BP, colesterol, triglycerides borderline diabetic. It was then I decided to love my self. I eat and and drink! I walk, and I am only accountable to my self. I've only lost 5bl and
    1385 days ago
  • MYSTICPINK
    You can do this. I to struggle i am over 50 which makes it harder to lose. I have lost 17 # in the last month. But i have to make my self eat the right foods. It is not easy when we have been trained fast food. No time no time. Make time 4 U
    1385 days ago
  • SUMMERFODRIE
    I'm 41 yrs, never took care of my self, that's not to say I didn't notice what I was doing to my self. What I saw was a tired blob! For yrs I was depressed and didn't understand why. I to was embarrassed, to a certain extent I still am.
    1385 days ago
  • HAUNEARA
    You got this! It's not easy but small changes are better than no changes. One week down without giving up! That's amazing! That first week is the hardest. Keep at it, Girl! We're here for you😊
    1385 days ago
  • LBRIDGE22
    It is so easy to become discouraged.. I too am bummed out due to lack of weight loss...you are not alone... we have to keep trying.... :)
    1385 days ago
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